Free People

Shake It Mini Dress

$49 to buy
$198 retail
Stylist Notes

Flowy and floral, this Free People shirtdress is both put-together and bohemian. We love this look with pointy-toe flats.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Loose, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Red printed crepe (100% Rayon). Long sleeves. Shirt collar neckline. Shift Dress. Front buttons. Partially lined. 33” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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71 reviews
Fit
Large
(29)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 5, 2016
:)

Cute pattern and color scheme. Overall fit a bit awkward. Large throughout. Sleeves bell-like.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
April 6, 2016
Cute but not right for me

This dress has a very easy fit. I'm almost always a large (sometimes xl depending on the style) and I was swimming in the large. I'm 5' 6" and the large came down to the top of my knees so not as short as on the model. As far as style, it's a cute dress and has pockets. The background color is gray and was a bit darker than I expected based on the photos. I might try it again in a smaller size.

Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 10, 2016
Great little dress, skip it if you are petite.

This dress is cute, however, its a darker greyish/tan than pictured, the lights from the photography make it look lighter than it really is. The sleeves are also very billowy and a little too much on my frame. I think this dress would best suit a height 5'5" or taller. If you have shorter arms, don't choose this one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 10, 2016
Did not wear

I have a lot of dresses/tops by Free People in size M and this dress ran a lot larger. I know it is supposed to be loose but the arms and waist were larger than usual. Cute dress though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
April 21, 2016
Print is super cute!

The print is cute but the dress is huge in the waist area and the bottom, and the sleeves were just odd. I wore it with a jean jacket to cover the ginormous yet short sleeves (about three inches above my wrist ). The drawstring helped tighten it around my waist. It's cute but the sleeves are a no go!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 28, 2016
A floral potato sack

The fit... Worse than a potato sack.... I sized down one size because I usually get a medium because I love the oversized fit, but this small was ENORMOUS. Don't recommend unless you size down 2 sizes but even then I doubt it would be flattering on anyone. Love RTR Unlimited but this dress was a NO GO.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 6, 2016
Cute pattern -too much fabric

The pattern on this dress is really pretty & flattering. The fabric is really light & comfortable but unfortunately there was just too much of it -even for the flowy look. There's a drawstring in the back that you can use to tighten the dress in the front but leaves your butt area full of ruffles. Definitely size down.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 15, 2016
Unique cut + color, lots of fun!

Based on previous reviews, I got the XS... Which was still big. I was able to cinch it in the back to give it a bit of a waist, but it restricted my arm movement a bit. It is longer than I thought it would be, but I paired it with white skinnier because it was a cool day. I really loved this - the color and print + the unique cut were very fun! Would rent again for sure!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 17, 2016
The softest, most beautiful pillowcase I've ever worn.

Ok, I get the whole flowy boho chic look that this is going for, but on my body it fit like a multi-layered pillowcase with a string around it. It was super soft and the print/colors are gorgeous. But the fit (can I call it that?) just didn't work for me.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 26, 2016
Fancy everyday

The dress does run big... I got an XS and am normally a M. The grey color is very flattering for olive skin, but the material easily wrinkles so it's better for a casual occasion. Loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
July 17, 2016
Intentional loose fit

Most Free People items are meant to be loose and flowy so i expected it to be. Not much structure in the waste so I pulled the drawstring around my waste and tied it to the side in a bow. I thought it looked much better that way. Lots of compliments! The pattern is beautiful and differing from my norm.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 2, 2016
Love this fun look!

This was super cute. I paired with a pop of color pink snakeskin pumps! The dress runs large / true to size. I'm an athletic thinner shape traditionally wear 27 jeans / and sizes 2-6 and the extra small fit perfectly. It also can be worn flowy OR you can tighten the back string to synch at the waist for a shorter flowy skirt.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
October 1, 2016
Pretty & comfy!

This dress definitely runs large, which I find typical of free people. I wore a small, I'm a size 8. There's a drawstring in the back that helps give the dress some shape. I'm 5'1, it hit at a nice length for me, mid-thigh. The colors are really vibrant and pretty, good for autumn! Dress is prone to wrinkle, but super comfy to wear.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 3, 2016
Gorgeous fit and fabric.

I got lots of compliments. I couldn't use the belt as it was missing one string is I had to wear it loose which worked. I am short and the dress was still above my knees.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
February 24, 2017
Great fit!

Shorter than expected but LOVED it! Wear underwear ;)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 31, 2017
Love Free People! Boho chic

This dress is everything I'd hoped for and more. I ordered it to take on vacay next week but had to try it out beforehand. It's very loose, like all FP attire. But also exactly what I was looking for. It has a tie in the back that pulls the dress tighter if you want a more fitted look. Definitely might be too short for taller gals but could definitely be paired with jeans if that's the case. Very soft/light/comfortable/flowy fabric.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 5, 2017
Sooooooo comfy!

I rented this for a weekend in Houston. I would rent it again based solely on how comfortable it was!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
May 31, 2017
Stellar dress and breathable fabric.

This dress runs very large. I would absolutely rent again but opt for a Small.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136lbs
June 3, 2017
Loved the sleeves!

I got tons of compliments. This dress is very comfortable, but runs large.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 9, 2017
Easy to wear dress

Got so many compliments on this dress. Runs very large! Was also kind of short on me, even though I'm super short. I would size up for length if you're tall.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 10, 2017
Received compliments all day! Recommend renting, for sure!

Rented this for a weekend in Austin with my Hubbs. This dress was perfect to wear from day to night. Super comfortable! A little big, so I wrapped the tie all the way around to the front. Literally got compliments all day, and was asked constantly where it was from. Totally recommend renting.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 6, 2017
Would have been cute with different sleeves

Dress was really cute overall. Heavier material than I was expecting, and like others mentioned it's baggy so I would recommend sizing down. Also the bagginess in the sleeves made it unwearable in my opinion. They were way too saggy with lots of extra material

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
July 13, 2017
It was unfortunate.

The fit was a little strange. The shoulders pulled while the front and back hems hung uneven on my body style. It didn't leave the dressing room. Very sad because it was so cute on the hanger.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 159lbs
July 29, 2017
Odd fit but did the job

Soooo, I'm a solid size 8 right now and was swimming in the small. This really short, but due to longer length in back I could get away with it for my design profession job. Good news--this dress works for large busts and is pretty flattering. Received several compliments. However if it's a windy day you're in trouble.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 8, 2017
Unique floral dress/tunic

Received lots of compliments on this - not really my style was trying to wear something not black for once. Comfortable - designed to be worn loose. Wore as a dress with chunky heels and as a top for a work meeting. Has a back tie and pockets. Side/back ruffles are a bit much.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
August 22, 2017
The fabric is so soft and breezy.

Fit was large so I cinched it quite a bit. Wore it for a day of exploring during a bachelorette party. Don't let the long sleeves fool you it was comfortable breezy and light for a summer day!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 29, 2017
This thing does not wrinkle in a suitcase.

Runs large, so i wore an XS. The sleeves are long and flowy. Made for a fun piece to wear around Napa in the Fall! It is a little short too... embrace it. Wear heels. Go all out.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 10, 2018
Loved

Super cute to dress up or down, its a little short for the office unless your in dark tights and flats. I wore this on a date night, and am actually renting again next month. I love this piece! Super flirty but subtle. I had to tie the strings around my waist to accentuate some shape.

Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Age: 22
March 13, 2018
Way too big

I really did like this dress but infortunately it was way too big. I usually wear a medium but even the small was too big on me. If i had the xs it probably wouldve bit perfect. Overall though it was a super cute dress!

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
April 5, 2018
Flirty and flowy

Loved this dress! Super comfortable - I recommend sizing down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 14, 2018
Short on Tall girls

I did not end up wearing because the dress was too short. I am 5'8.5". I didn't love the look with tights so sadly I didn't wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 26, 2018
Runs LARGE and SHORT

I got a lot of compliments on the dress... I mean, shirt. I had to wear it black leggings and flats. I got a lot of compliments on it, but I was uncomfortable with the fit. Seriously, I don't know how this would be considered a dress unless you are five feet tall.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
June 11, 2018
To much material and runs on the larger side. Cute dress though

Runs large. To much material and wasn't flattering on my petite frame

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 10, 2018
Breezy and beautiful but large

I highly recommend this but suggest sizing down! I rented a size Large to wear to our baby naming and tried it on at full term with a huge bump to make sure it would fit post partem. Not only did it fit over my bump but it was huge everywhere else. However the pattern is beautiful and the material is silky and light. I still plan to wear it to the baby naming -just going to rent it in a smaller size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
August 30, 2018
Not flattering

Some girls look so cute in this dress but I found it really not flattering. There was too much fabric and the color was more grey than I expected. Overall not good.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 29, 2018
Cute and comfy

Quite short, but wearing a belt helped manage this. Color is very pretty. Would be a nice piece to own.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
April 19, 2016
Ran much too big

This was a backup, so the fact that it was huge on me wasn't a problem. It is a gorgeous dress, and I might try renting it again in a much smaller size (I was swimming in the medium).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 28, 2016
I could not wear it. It was entirely too large.

I typically wear a 4 and the small swallowed me.

Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132lbs
May 16, 2016
Cute pattern, runs very large

I was unable to actually wear the dress as it arrived a day late but RTR Customer Service is beyond compare! I did try it on though. I typically wear an 6/8 or medium in dresses and in this I tried on the XS. The print is fun and cute. It is definitely a grey background and the flowers are a deep red/orange with the centers being almost royal purple. I'm 5'1 and the sleeves hit right at my wrist. The back is just as shown but this was a "bend at the knees" for sure as it was really short. The fabric is light and flowy. It does cinch in the back but that doesn't really help to make it waist defining. I didn't have a chance to see if a belt would help with that issue or not. It would be great for a bump friendly type dress, but again keep in mind that at 5'1 it was almost too short on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
June 15, 2016
casual and comfy

this dress was great for everyday wear. it was a little larger than I needed, but the length was appropriate with the larger size. the material is super soft and cozy. will rent again.

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